St Peter's CE (VA) Primary School

St Peter's Primary School

Meet the Governors - a bit about us

The Governors at St Peters are a group of people who are volunteers.  We all care passionately about the safety and the education of your children.  We come from various walks of life and each try to bring our little bit of expertise to making St Peters a better school. We never think that we have achieved everything, and are always looking to continue our training or indeed are happy to speak with you if you would like to join us.  Please speak to the school administrators or email the Clerk to Governors if you would like to know more.

Here is a little bit about each of us:

Ex-Officio - Father David Way

My name is Fr. David Way, Parish Priest at St. Peter’s Church. I am originally from South Wales and moved to Plymouth in August 2015 along with my wife. We have two adult sons one who has recently graduated and one who has just started his studies in University. I am always happy to speak to people in both my role as Parish Priest and a Governor as required.

Chair - Mrs Joanne Caufield

Hello, I am Joanne Caufield Chair of Governors. I am following in my parents footsteps, as both my dad, Bernard, and my mum, Thelma, were governors here. I have two children Alexandra who attended Notre Dame and William who attended St Bonifaces College. I know I made the right choice choosing church schools for my children. It is important that we make St Peters the best school it can be, to make sure your children get the very best start to their education. 

Foundation Governor - Mr Gwyn Price

Hello I am Gwyn Price. As a Governor I seek to make a difference to the school community using my skills and experience. As a retired teacher and Education Advisor I offer suport for activies such as reading, music or anything which can help towards developing opportunities for the children in our care.


Foundation Governor - Mrs Jo Eveleigh

Hello I am Jo Eveleigh. I have been a Staff Governor at St Peters since 2008. Since retiring from school I have remained on the Governing Body as an Associate Governor, and have recently been appointed as a Foundation Governor. I find being a Governor is important as it allows me to gain further insight into the running of the school. My experience in education helps to develop strategies, interpret and present data whilst assisting other Governors in the understanding of the curriculum.

Staff Governor - Mrs Sue Hoare

My name is Sue Hoare and my first and most important role is as a teacher at St. Peter's C of E Primary. I have taught here since I first qualified in 2000 and I consider it a privilege to be able to teach in what I consider is a very special and unique school.  As well as teaching I have recently become Staff Governor and am learning quickly what this role entails. I also hold leadership roles in school for Safeguarding, Special Needs, Assessment, KS1 and Early Years.  As a Governor I hope to be able to represent the staff and also to help facilitate links between Governors and staff.

Foundation Governor (Vice-Chair) - Mrs Fiona Hazeel

My name is Fiona Hazeel and I am pleased to have rejoined the Governing Body of St. Peter's Primary school in February 2018 as a Foundation Governor. I believe Governors have an important role in ensuring the school is providing the best possible education for all the children in their care and this includes working with the staff and you, as parents. Schools face many challenges in providing high quality education, at this current time, not least cuts to the budget.
In my working life I was a teacher for 38 years and a head teacher, for the last nine of those years, at a local infant and nursery school. Following my retirement in April 2016, I decided to have a little break from being a Governor at St. Peter's having been one for the previous ten years so it's good to be back in the school again and to feel I have more time to give to the role. I have been enjoying my retirement by doing lots of walking, reading, baking and gardening plus the odd holiday or two!

Associate Governor with Voting Rights - Mr Philip Selbie

Hello I am Philip Selbie. I have over ten years’ experience of being a governor in several Plymouth schools and joined the governors at St Peter’s in September 2016. I am a qualified primary teacher and taught children in KS1 as well as the EYFS before becoming a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Plymouth in 2007. I have a particular interest in ensuring every child has the best start in education and am committed to using my knowledge and experience to help the school be the best it can for the children and families in the local community. I am married to Kayti who is a teacher at another primary school in the city and we both enjoy living in Stonehouse as well as travelling to other countries.

Foundation Governor - Mrs Susan Way

My name is Susan Way and I have never served as a Governor before. However, in my working life I am a Homeless Projects Manager for a National Charity and I have developed skills in the following areas. Human Resources, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Child Protection, Finance and Budgeting. In my Church life I have developed skills that are likely to contribute to the work of the Governing Body.